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The worst street in London,
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Fiona Rule's detailed account of Dorset the street from it beginning to late 1950 is a masterpiece of not just academic research but entertaining accounts the people living there. Dorset street was made famous, or should that be infamous, as it was site of Jack the Ripper's most gory murder of Mary Kelly. I brought the book to use to research my historical novels that are set in Victorian East London and found myself drawn in by the real-life stories and characters. I would not hesitate in recommending this book to anyone who is has an interest in the East End of London and Whitechapel in particular.
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Initial post: 22 Jun 2009 22:14:21 BDT
N. Lucas says:
it's bought not brought
Posted on 15 Aug 2009 16:48:52 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
I read this book just before I went on a Jack-the Ripper Tour last Saturday, and as it told me quite a bit about the history of Dorset Street it definitely enhanced the Tour for me. But, just a small point, Dorset Street is in Spitalfields not Whitechapel.
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